We've had a backyard garden for a few years now. Something about nurturing a plant from seed to table makes us determined to not waste what we've grown, mostly because we remember how much time and effort the final product required! Our best success with edible plants is to opt for plants that are either native or well-acclimated to our climate region, and then of course tending to their light and water needs. Currently we have some broccolini, Brussels sprouts, and a variety of romaine giving our garden Buddha a peaceful meditation spot. 😊
Lavender helping me collect the sheep poo today. It’s going straight into the vege garden as I think it has been too long since the soil got some love and I reckon that’s why my veges are growing so slowly.
You guys, I didn't even realize it, but I've been making "pea walls" for a while now 🤷♀️🤣. Picture 1 is from last year. Picture 2 is currently. Picture 3 is 2017. 🌿
New on the BLOG is a Guide to Growing Edible Peas 👆⬆️
Although I started some peas in late Fall, you can still sow more throughout this whole season here. It's not too late! I've written about my favorite way to grow peas, the types of peas you can grow, and some companion planting advice on the blog. Hope you find it helpful. Link above 👆🌿
Aaand the other flower tent. I flip the two of these together as they're not that big and at least with the two running I get a decent harvest. Just about did a gram a watt last time and hoping to beat that this time with some more solid flowers. Ended up with too many smaller flowers last run but the quality was still there which is most important for personal smoke. But now that I've got my stash filled up somewhat it gave me the time to veg this round out proper.
Back left - "Chemdog" it came to me as this but I don't think its Chem. But I'll reserve judgement until it's finished out because it still could be super dank.
Back right - #Omrita (2:1 CBD)
Front left - #PurpleAfghanKush got one is supposed to be a green pineapple pheno, pretty excited for it.
Front right - #Tangie some people love it, some hate it. I'm a fan of the Tangie terps. Wouldn't want it to be the only thing but definitely holds a spot in my library. Excited to grow this girl out and get some nice daytime citrus smoke. #dudegrowsshow#DGC#dgcgarden#growyourown#buildyourownsoil#organiccannabis#dontpanicitsorganic#organic#blackswallowsoil#homegrown#smokeyourown#dank#scrog#HLG#quantumboards#ledgrown
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Happy lunchtime! Prepping one of my favourite heirloom tomatoes, Amish Paste, fresh from the patch. It has such a rich texture and flavour... delicious in salads and perfect for sauces. What are some of your favourites?
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Meet Ravi Chandran from Bangalore, India 🇮🇳 "I am an entrepreneur running my own startup firm. I became interested in growing food after I watched a program on commercially grown food and the unethical practices followed by the corporate growers. I was really moved by the show and I decided to try growing my own food. I also connected with Vani Murthy during that period and got very inspired. She has been my role model and Guru! Once I started to learn how to grow food there was no looking back. I also became very conscious about waste management and composting. It has been 4 years now that I am growing my own food & also composting all of the organic waste. It is now a clean & beautiful closed loop of garden to kitchen & back to garden.
I am part of the Organic Terrace Gardening group in Bangalore. We have regular meetings, seed swap events and composting and gardening workshops. A lot of people visit my garden to see how I grow food and learn from me. Being a techie, I am working on developing an exclusive community oriented app for organic gardeners where they can share / sell there produce to their neighbors & others in the community easily.
I have grown almost all types of tropical vegetables & greens on my 400 Square foot garden. I grow 90% of the food we consume in our terrace garden. Our entire family is involved and engaged in the process of growing food. Growing our own food is now more of an emotional & spiritual connection with nature rather than just satisfying hunger"
Had an awesome time at the @docgreensofficial team party. They have been featured in my books for their topicals, and now they’ve expanded to extracts and pre rolls. The best part is... one of their head growers learned to grow from my books. Full circle. Bravo team, I’m a lifetime fan 👊🏽 #EdRosenthal#GrowYourOwn#DocGreens#BayArea
Life is so precious, and so very short. This week my family lost a loved one and it was a reminder to take in all the beauty around us. We’re only here for a blink of an eye, and there’s so much beauty to take in. •
If you catch yourself dwelling on the mini stressors of life, stop. It’s so not worth it. Our days, our moments, they are all a gift. Let’s not waste them. •
Instead, call a loved one just to say hi, listen to a beautiful song, journal, take a walk, pray, get outside in the garden just to watch the butterflies and the bees, cherish the moments of this very precious and very short life. 💫
My kind of basket, eggs and blooms. I am a bit late on happy new year, as we have had recent bush fires in our local area, but Looking forward to sharing more beauty with you guys this year ✨
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I started my business 6 years ago from the ground up. I knew I wanted to play with plants for a living, basque in the sun and feel a constant connection to Nature. Guess what folks? Trust the leap. Other tools make success possible: honesty, an open and kind heart, ambition... just to name a few!
This pic was taken when I built my first raised beds at our first house. It was this critical time that my business took off. Prior to this, I was doing every plant gig I could (landscaping, selling plants, making hot sauce and dried herbs to sell at the market). I made no money, drove @uber and couldn’t have been happier 🥰 Because when you follow your dreams, not much can bring you down 💁🏻♀️
When I built these beds, business went BOOM! Turns out plenty of folks were interested in growing their own food and sustainable gardening! 6 years later, we’re a team of four women, subcontracting out specialists in fields like irrigation, arboriculture, hardscaping in more! This business structure allows us to focus on details within, plus a healthy, positive and progressive work environment. I freakin love my work y’all! I love my team! I love my clients! I love my gardens 😍😘 #happysunday#sundayfunday#instarbiz
It’s official, Cucamelons are adorable and a bit of a new favourite around here! They look like a miniature watermelon but taste like a cucumber with a sour citrusy twist. It’s an interesting flavour combo but is somewhat addictive and we are loving eating them fresh off the vine at the moment! They look so delicate but they handle the heat so well and seem to be very disease resistant (not one hint of powdery mildew) and I think they have gained Summer staple status in my garden 🌿
Diese Distel habe ich, neben ein paar anderen Pflanzen, aus dem üppigen und naturnahen Garten meiner Oma bekommen - der übrigens wunderschön und ein Vorbild für mich war! Leider sind Haus und Garten verkauft, aber ein Stückchen davon lebt in unserem Garten weiter! 🤗 Die Distel fühlt sich hier übrigens sehr wohl! Sie hat sich in den letzten Jahren immer weiter im Garten ausgebreitet, ohne zu dominant zu sein.
Welche Sorte das ist, kann ich leider nicht sagen. Weißt Du es vielleicht @gartenbaukunst ?